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  • Public is appropriately concerned about national debt

    Tribune columnist Steve Chapman attacks the cluelessness of Americans on national debt and points out that the U.S. deficit has been falling the past five years. But a falling deficit still means national debt is heading in the wrong direction, albeit...
  • Editorial: Students benefit from cap

    The memorandum signed Monday by President Barack Obama to expand a law capping what student loan borrowers must pay in monthly payments puts those who amassed debt earlier on equal footing with those who are getting similar loans now. Borrowers today can...
  • Obamacare subsidies on track to cost billions this year, report says

    Obamacare subsidies on track to cost billions this year, report says
    The large subsidies for health insurance that helped fuel the successful drive to sign up approximately 8 million Americans for coverage under the Affordable Care Act are on track to cost billions of dollars this year, a new federal report indicates....
  • Ex-HHS Secretary Sebelius gets warm reception from health law supporters

    WASHINGTON In one of her first public speaking events since she left office last month, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday thanked her supporters, jabbed her detractors and shared some of the encounters with everyday...
  • America's failing infrastructure is in plain sight

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday, June 16: Roads and bridges are a basic responsibility of the government even most libertarians would agree with that. Yet the pothole plague shows no signs of abating....
  • Shorter work weeks: the new normal?

    Marsadeise Barginere, a food service worker in Cleveland, has had her hours cut from full-time to part-time. She's not alone. Luke Perfect "barely scrape(s) by" at his job in a Subway in Maine. Nonetheless his employer will also put him on part-time...
  • Retirement healthcare costs: Not as scary, but still daunting

    By Mark Miller CHICAGO (Reuters) - The remarkable recent lull in retirement healthcare inflation isn't fading - not yet, at least. A 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need to have saved $220,000 to meet healthcare expenses during their...
  • The Buffett Rule's threat to Sen. Warren's student loan refi bill

    The Buffett Rule's threat to Sen. Warren's student loan refi bill
    If you had an idea that you wanted to push through Congress, would you hitch it to a controversial tax proposal that had no chance of becoming law? Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wants the federal government to make it easier for people with student...
  • More than one way to tackle student loan debt

    When interest rates go down, many people with outstanding loans — house, car, home equity — start looking around at refinancing options. Unless your debt is a student loan, in which case federal law places you in a different category from...
  • Open College Aid To Undocumented Students

    Open College Aid To Undocumented Students
    In May, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Hartford to discuss the importance of college readiness, access and affordability. Several state and local education and political leaders accompanied Secretary Duncan on his visit to the...
  • Seattle's grand experiment with the minimum wage

    Seattle this week saw and raised skeptics on the minimum wage, as its City Council unanimously approved a $15 hourly minimum for the lowest-paid workers. The nation's highest minimum wage will kick in over the next seven years, depending on the size of...
  • A higher minimum wage -- at what cost?

    A higher minimum wage -- at what cost?
    Washington politicos want to know which way popular winds are blowing so they can set their sails accordingly. Rarely, though, are they as explicit as President Obama in citing public opinion as a justification for policy. When pressed to defend his...